Run, Hide, Fight Presentations continue at LHS

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The Liberty Central School District will continue the Run, Hide, Fight active shooter presentations with High School students and staff. The presentations are in response to feedback following school shootings across the nation.

The presentations, will incorporate the Run, Hide, Fight model and will be implemented through a partnership of the school system and the Village of Liberty Police Department.

Two years ago, the school district, local law enforcement and county officials hosted a forum on school safety to hear concerns from students, who said more training was needed.

“In August 2018, the district welcomed a second full-time school resource officer,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore said. “Now we’re taking a major next step forward in school safety.” We currently have three full time school resource officers (SROs), stationed at each school building in the 2019-2020 school year.

“Run, Hide, Fight is a way to remember what to do in an active shooting situation,” School Resource Officer and Village of Liberty Police Officer Devin Brust said. “Law enforcement agencies recommend escaping if you can, hiding if you can’t and fighting only if you have to.”

The concept of Run, Hide, Fight is purposely general in nature, according to Brust. “No one can accurately predict how one should or will act under these circumstances,” he said. “What we’re aiming to do is empower staff and students to have the confidence and knowledge to respond appropriately if something happens.”

The district began sharing the “Run, Hide, Fight” presentations at Liberty High School in November 2018 with the help of our two school resource officers, Officer Brust and Officer Lake. We will continue the informational presentations during the 2019-2020 school year at the High School once again starting in October 2019.

The Run, Hide, Fight presentations are just one part of the District’s assailant and safety lessons. In February and March of 2019, teachers and staff of Liberty School District became familiar with Stop the Bleed, a first-aid protocol that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

For information about the Run, Hide, Fight preparedness response, please contact the building Principal of your child’s school. General inquires about the District’s safety initiatives can be directed to Liberty Elementary School Dean and Director of the District Safety Committee Nathaniel Zacek at (845) 292-5400 ext. 2030 or NZacek@libertyk12.org.


September 30, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

I hope this letter finds you well. We’ve had an academically and culturally prosperous month here at Liberty High School. As always, our District Safety Committee and Building Safety Committee continue to strengthen and improve upon our safety procedures. Their careful analysis along with feedback from students has led us to using a training protocol called Run, Hide, Fight.   

Liberty Central School District will continue the Run, Hide, Fight active shooter presentations with High School students and staff. The presentations are in response to feedback following school shootings across the nation.The presentations, will incorporate the Run, Hide, Fight model and will be implemented through a partnership of the school system and the Village of Liberty Police Department. Two years ago, the school district, local law enforcement and county officials hosted a forum on school safety to hear concerns from students, who said more training was needed.

The Run, Hide, Fight protocol originates and is a copyright of the City of Houston made in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security. 

Our School Resource Officers, Officer Brust and Officer Lake, will be assisting in coordinating and leading the presentations and trainings. According to Officer Brust, who has been trained in the protocol, “Run, Hide, Fight is a way to remember what to do in an active shooting situation. Law enforcement agencies recommend escaping if you can, hiding if you can’t and fighting only if you have to. The concept of Run, Hide, Fight is purposely general in nature.”

The Run, Hide, Fight presentations are just one part of the District’s assailant and safety lessons. In February and March of 2019, teachers and staff of Liberty School District became familiar with Stop the Bleed, a first-aid protocol that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

For information about the Run, Hide, Fight preparedness response, please contact me. General inquires about the District’s safety initiatives can be directed to Liberty Elementary School Dean and Director of the District Safety Committee Nathaniel Zacek at (845) 292-5400 ext. 2030 or NZacek@libertyk12.org.

All the Best,

Derek Adams, Principal


30 de Septiembre de 2019

Estimados Padres / Tutores y Estudiantes:

Espero que esta carta les encuentre bien. Hemos tenido un mes académico y culturalmente próspero aquí en Liberty High School. Como siempre, nuestro Comité de Seguridad del Distrito y el Comité de Seguridad del Edificio continúan fortaleciendo y mejorando nuestros procedimientos de seguridad. Su cuidadoso análisis junto con los comentarios de los estudiantes nos ha llevado a usar un protocolo de entrenamiento llamado Run, Hide, Fight ( Correr, esconderse, luchar).

El Distrito Escolar Central de Liberty, continuará las presentaciones de tiradores activos Run, Hide, Fight con los estudiantes y el personal de la escuela secundaria. Las presentaciones son en respuesta a los comentarios después de los tiroteos escolares en todo el país. Las presentaciones incorporarán el modelo Run, Hide, Fight y se implementarán a través de una asociación del sistema escolar y el Departamento de Policía del Pueblo de Liberty. Hace dos años, el distrito escolar, la policía local y los funcionarios del condado organizaron un foro sobre seguridad escolar para escuchar las preocupaciones de los estudiantes, quienes dijeron que se necesitaba más capacitación.

El protocolo Run, Hide, Fight se origina y es un derecho de autor de la Ciudad de Houston realizado en asociación con el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional.

Nuestros oficiales de recursos escolares, el oficial Brust y el oficial Lake, ayudarán a coordinar y dirigir las presentaciones y capacitaciones. Según el oficial Brust, que ha sido entrenado en el protocolo, “Correr, esconderse, luchar  es una forma de recordar qué hacer en una situación activa de tiro. Las agencias de aplicación de la ley recomiendan escapar si puedes, esconderte si no puedes y luchar solo si es necesario. El concepto de correr, esconderse, luchar es a proposito general en la naturaleza “.

Las presentaciones de Run, Hide, Fight son solo una parte de las lecciones de asalto y seguridad del Distrito. En Febrero y Marzo de 2019, los maestros y el personal del Distrito Escolar de Liberty se familiarizaron con Stop the Bleed (Parar sangramiento), un protocolo de primeros auxilios que alienta a los transeúntes a capacitarse, equiparse y capacitarse para ayudar en una emergencia hemorrágica antes de que llegue la ayuda profesional.

Para obtener información sobre la respuesta de preparación Correr, Esconderse, Luchar, contáctame. Las consultas generales sobre las iniciativas de seguridad del Distrito pueden dirigirse al Decano de la Escuela Primaria de Liberty y al Director del Comité de Seguridad del Distrito Nathaniel Zacek al (845) 292-5400 ext. 2030 o NZacek@libertyk12.org.

Cordialmente, 

Derek Adams, Principal

Elementary will get new gym floor in July, 2020

Soccer players practicing on a field
Liberty’s soccer players practice on the restored athletic fields.

Liberty’s athletic and physical education facilities are looking better than ever before, and additional improvements are scheduled to begin in the coming months.

In September, school opened with safe and beautiful baseball and soccer fields for students to play on and the community to enjoy. A comprehensive drainage project – which included new turf, manhole covers that allow for drainage, additional stone in perimeter, regrading, and more – means our fields, located behind the middle and high school campus, will be ready for years’ of play.

Liberty voters approved the use of the district’s capital reserves to repair the fields in late 2018.

Experts are keeping a careful watch of the newly-installed turf, ensuring that it is healthy and robust. It is hoped that games and practices will begin by the second week in October.

Floor replacement won’t disrupt P.E. classes

In May 2019, voters approved the replacement of the Liberty Elementary School gymnasium floor, and district officials had hoped that the work could be complete before the start of the  2019-20 school year. But delays in receiving the mandatory state approvals – the district didn’t get the nod until August – pushed the project back.

Securing bids, awarding the work, and ordering materials is expected to take several months. And although the replacement could have begun this winter, that would have left the school without the  gym – which is used for P.E. classes, community events, and assemblies – for weeks, possibly months.

Rather than interrupt the students’ educational program and activities, the floor’s replacement has been slated to begin July 1, 2020.

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Sports Roundup (Week of September 22)

Monday, September 23

Boys Soccer

SS Seward @ Liberty (HS Football field)
Liberty 5 SS Seward 0

Liberty Goals: Liam Henry 2, Yucevin Canales, Owen Siegel,
Chase Racette
Liberty Assists: Yucevin Canales 3, Owen Siegel
Liberty Saves: Eduardo Romero 2

Liberty 4-2

Volleyball

Liberty @ Sullivan West

No information supplied by coach.

Tuesday, September 24

Girls Soccer

Liberty @ Chester
Liberty 2 Chester 1

Liberty Goals:  Brooke Nichols, Ally Roth
Liberty Assists: Ally Roth, Sydneigh Fleischman
Liberty Saves: Jennifer Reyes 6, Kassidy DeGroat 2
Team record:  Overall 5 -1-1, League 3-1-0
Liberty maintained possession for most of the game with quick accurate passes and through balls.   A “shout out” to defender and captain Kassidy DeGroat for stepping in to the goal keeper position after a Chester attacker collided with keeper Jennifer Reyes.

Wednesday, September 25

Boys Soccer

Chester @ Liberty (HS Football field)
Liberty 6 SS Seward 0

Liberty Goals: Owen Siegel 2, Liam Henry, Yucevin Canales, Michael Cuellar, Chase Racette
Liberty Assists: Siegel 2, Yucevin Canales, Chase Racette, Wilson Gomez
Liberty Saves: Eduardo Romero 2

Team record:  Overall 5-2, League 2-2
The team took an early lead and continued to pressure the Chester keeper throughout the contest forcing 11 saves. Eduardo Romero recorded his 4th
shutout in 7 contests. Great teamwork, great game! Keep up the hard work!

Girls Tennis

Goshen @ Liberty

Goshen 5, Liberty 0

Both teams had injured players, so only 5 matches were played.

Singles: Serena Yeddu (G) d. Leydi Gonzalez 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; second singles not contested; Gabrielle Joseph (G) d. Nicole Blais 6-0, 6-1; fourth singles not contested.

Doubles: Emma Finkelstein-Melanie Vazquez (G) d. Leah Fitzgerald-Madison Green 6-1, 6-3; Dalla Abbad-Rachel Seo (G) d. Paola Ponce-Laura Sandoval 6-0, 6-1; Jolina Dong-Alessia Fiotanza (G) d. Daylene Garzon-Julia Johnston 6-2, 6-0

Team Record: Overall 0-7, League  0-6

Volleyball

Minisink Valley @ Liberty

Minisink Valley   3 Liberty 0  

Minisink 25 25 25
Liberty……7 15 12
Montana Papcharalambous   Service Points   8   Kills 2
Brooke Roth   Assists 2   Digs 2
Shaliyah Patterson   Digs 2
Team record:  Overall 2-5,   League 0  –  4

Thursday, September 26

Girls Soccer

Liberty @ TriValley

Liberty 3 Trivalley 2

Liberty Goals: Sydneigh Fleischman 2, Yamileth Romero

Liberty Assists:
Liberty Saves: Jennifer Reyes 5

Team record:  Overall 6 -1-1, League 3-1-0
After numerous attacks on goal, the first half was scoreless.  Sydneigh Fleischman scored two goals in the second half. Trivalley monopolized on a weak pass and scored. Trivalley scored again to tie the game with one minute left.  Yamileth Romero scored during overtime.  Jennifer Reyes had 5 saves in goal.

Sports Roundup (Week of September 15)

Monday, September 16

Girls Soccer

O”Neill @ Liberty
O”Neill 4 Liberty 0

Liberty keeper: Jennifer Reyes 14 saves
Team record: 2-1-0 league, 3 -1-1 overall

Tuesday, September 17

Boys Soccer

Liberty @ O”Neill
O”Neill 2 Liberty 0

Liberty keeper: Eduardo Romero 5 saves

Wednesday, September 18

Girls Tennis

Port Jervis @ Liberty

Port Jervis 6 Liberty 1

Singles: Leydi Gonzalez (L) d. Heather Mills 7-5, 6-2; Annaliese Santoro (PJ) d. Balvina Garcia 6-0, 6-0; Anna Grosse (PJ) d. Nicole Blais 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; fourth singles not played

Doubles: Melissa Johnson-Nicole Brown (PJ) d. Leah Fitzgerald-Madison Green 6-2, 6-0; Paige Edwards-Erica Hammond (PJ) d. Paola Ponce-Laura Sandoval 6-1, 6-4; Kylie Kehlenbeck-Nicole Ennis (PJ) d. Daylene Garzon-Julia Johnston 6-0, 6-0

Team Record: Overall 0-5 League 0-4

Season Summary from Coach Caro

With more than half the team comprised of absolute beginners, our focus this season has been more on building a team from the ground up, than besting our previous’ year record; we only had two returning players from last year.

Individually our girls have experienced some success with freshman Madison Green recording her first win in an impressive 3 set win over Tri-Valley/Fallsburg: 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in only her second match of her life.

Leydi Gonzalez, our #1 singles players has two wins under her belt; first win against Tri-Valley/Fallsburg  7-5, 6-4 and 7-5, 6-2 against Port Jervis.

Double teams Julia Johnson and Paola Ponce are awaiting a rematch against TriValley/Fallsburg to decide the outcome of their first match up, which was called due to darkness and had them up a set and 4-all in the second.

We hope to keep improving on our fundamentals and scoring additional individual wins throughout the season.

Girls Volleyball

Monticello @ Liberty

Monticello 3 Liberty 0

Monticello 25 25 25
Liberty…….21 17 19

Montana Papacharalambous:   Kills 4  Digs 4  Assists 3
Sophia Medina:  Service points  9   Assists 7
Brianna Roth:  Kills 3   Assists 4   Service points  4

Liberty  record:  Overall 1-3    League 0-3

Thursday, September 19

Boys Soccer

Liberty @ Sullivan West
Liberty 6 Sullivan West 0

Liberty goals: Owen Siegel 3, Liam Henry 2, Chase Racette 1
Liberty assists: Yucevin Canales 2, Owen Siegel 1, Liam Henry 1, Chase Racette 1
Liberty keeper: Eduardo Romero 3 saves

Coach Simpson commented “The entire team contributed to the victory.”

Girls Volleyball

Liberty @ Cornwall

Cornwall 3 Liberty 0

Monticello 25 25 25
Liberty…….9 10 9

Brianna Roth 2 blocks
Montana Papacharalambous 2 aces

Liberty record:  1-4 overall

Friday, September 20

Girls Tennis

Liberty @ O’Neill

O’Neill 5 Liberty 1

Singles: Marie Hagemaster (O) d. Leydi Gonzalez 6-4, 6-0; Haley Peck (O) d. Balvina Garcia 6-1, 6-0; Nicole Blais (L) d. Aryana Kim 6-1, 6-2; Isabela Rojas won by forfeit

Doubles: Meabh Gage-Lesly Morocho (O) d. Leah Fitzgerald-Madison Green 6-0, 6-2; Shemelee SigSig-Olivia Bergmann (O) d. Poala Ponce-Laura Sandoval 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Girls Soccer

Liberty @ Port Jervis

Liberty 5 Port Jervis 3

Liberty goals: Ally Roth 3, Arianna Nieves, Ana Barragan
Liberty assists: Chelselyn Hanofee 3; Ana Barragan
Liberty saves: Jennifer Reyes 5

Liberty scored an important win against a division A school by defeating Port Jervis on Friday. Co-captain Kassidy DeGroat organized a winning defense as the team expermented with a new system of play. Co-captains Sydneigh Fleischman and Ana Barragan were our playmakers in midfield. Ally Roth scored a three goal hat-trick. Ana Barragan’s shot on goal was deflected in by a Port Jervis defender. Arianna Nieves sealed the deal by deflecting in a shot by Cheslyn Hanofee.

Records: Liberty 4-1-1  (OCIAA 2-0-1)

Boys Soccer

Liberty @ Highland

Liberty 6 Highland 1

Liberty goals: Liam Henry 3, Owen Siegel, Rodolfo Espinoza, Yucevin Canales
Liberty assists: Rodolfo Espinoza, Jose Barragan, Eduardo Romero.
Liberty saves: Eduardo Romero 5

Saturday, September 21

Football

Liberty vs. Red Hook @ Dietz Stadium

Liberty 32 Red Hook 18

The Liberty varsity football team played physically against Red Hook at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. The defense led the way by only allowing three first downs in the first half. Overall, we have a lot to clean up before our league opener at Highland HS Friday, September 27.
Kymanni Dennis had 25 rushes 215 yards, 3 TD. He added 7 tackles 1 INT on defense.
Chris Bayer was 10/12 passing with 166 yards 1TD Passing. He also had his first rushing TD of the year.
Jah-Heam Mitchell led the defense with 10 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss. On offense he had 1 reception for a 88 yard TD
Joe Robinson had 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble. On offense he had 12 rushes for 75 yards
Liberty record: 2-1 overall 0-0 league

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After school buses now available every school day

Students can now stay after school for athletics, extra help, clubs and extra-curricular activities any day of the school week and get a ride home on a district school bus. 

The Liberty Central School District Board of Education recently approved after school busing for every school day. There are now two late school buses; one at 4 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.

The late buses will stop at the Elementary School on North Main Street and will then collect students at the Middle/High School campus on Buckley Street.

The additional bus runs will enable even more Liberty students to take part in the district’s many athletics and after-school programs. The late buses have been available to students since the first day of school, which was Sept. 5.

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Sports Roundup (Week of September 8)

Monday, September 9

Volleyball

Fallsburg @ Liberty

Liberty won 3-0 

Liberty…..25…..25…..25
Fallsburg 18…..16…..20

Liberty  record – Overall 1-1  League 0-1
Montana Papcharalambous  8 service points,  9 kills, 5 assists
Sophia Medina  14 service points,   6 assists, 3 kills
Brianna Roth  8 kills, 8 assists

Girls Tennis

Liberty @ TriValley (Fallsburg HS)

No information supplied by coach.

Tuesday, September 10

Girls Soccer

Monticello @ Liberty
Liberty 2 Monticello 2

Liberty goals: Yamileth Romero, Sydneigh Fleischman
Liberty assists: Brooke Nichols, Nicole Connal
Liberty keeper: Jennifer Reyes 7 saves

Team Record: 1-0-0 league, 2-0-1 overall

While Liberty dominated possession, Monticello was able to take advantage of a moment of disorganization

Wednesday, September 11

Volleyball

Goshen @ Liberty

Goshen won 3-0 

Liberty 15…..24…..10
Goshen 25…..26….25

Liberty  record – Overall 1-2  League 0-2
Montana Papacharalambous   6 Kills, 3  Aces,   4 Digs
Brooke Roth  3 Kills, 3 Blocks 3
Sophia Median 7 Assists  9 Service points

Boys Soccer

Liberty @ Burke

Burke won 6-3 

Liberty  record – Overall 0-1  League 0-1

Liberty goals: Liam Henry 3
Liberty assists: Jose Barragan; Chase Racette; Owen Siegel
Liberty saves: Eduardo Romero 7

Thursday, September 12

Girls Soccer

Liberty @ Burke
Liberty 2 Burke 1

Liberty goals: Brooke Nichols, Arianna Nieves
Liberty assists: Corrine Hellerer, Cheselyn  Hanofee
Liberty saves: Jennifer Reyes 5
Team record: 2-0-0 league, 3-0-1 overall
Liberty scored both goals in the last seven minutes of the match; first getting the tie when Brooke deflected Corrine’s corner kick.  Two minutes later Cheselyn sent a cross in front of the face of the goal and Arianne charged the far post for the game winner.
This team’s fitness and drive to succeed gets results in the 80th minute.

Friday, September 13

Girls Tennis

Liberty @ Burke (Orange Hollow)
Burke 7 Liberty 0

Singles: Madelyn St. Amand (B) d. Lydi Gonzoles 6-1 6-1; Angelika Rakwal (B) d. Belvinia Garcia 6-0, 6-0; Anya Salters (B) d. Nicole Bleis 6-0, 6-0; Brenna Costello (B) d. Madison Green 6-0, 6-0

Doubles: Katiana Dubuisson-Marin MacDougall (B) d. Daylene Garson-Leah Fitzgerald 6-0, 6-0; Kerri Weeks-Tiffanie Descardes (B) d. Julia Johnston-Paola Ponce 6-2, 6-2; Caileigh Costello-Jackie Costello (B) won by forfeit

Boys Soccer

Liberty @ Fallsburg

Liberty 4 Fallsburg 0

Liberty goals: Liam Henry 2; Raul Romeo; Mike Cellar
Liberty assists: Owen Siegel 2; Chase Racette
Liberty saves: Eduardo Romero 4

Football

Liberty @ Chester

No information supplied by coach.

The Chromebooks are coming (Video)

Chromebooks will soon be distributed at the high school and middle school. If you missed the presentations during the summer or want to review the information discussed, watch the video below. The video was taken during the high school presentation by Principal Derek Adams. It outlines the most important points about the 1 to 1 Chromebook initiative.

From the Superintendent: Welcome Back!

Dear Liberty families,

I hope you had a wonderful summer. Everyone at the Liberty Central School District is very excited to welcome you back to the 2019-2020 school year.

The past couple of months have been busy at Liberty. This summer, the administrative team planned for the second phase of our Three Frameworks: Professional Learning Communities , Multi-Tiered System of Supports, and the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition Model (technology integration). We worked on curricular updates to strengthen our educational program as we transition to the Next Generation Learning Standards. We are planning our High School Makerspace Program to provide continual opportunities for our students who experienced our K-8 Makerspace Program.

All of this means we are ready to make great things happen in every one of our classrooms – and there’s more news:

  • Our Buildings and Grounds team worked tirelessly to get our athletic fields ready for our students as we conclude the drainage project. The fields look wonderful, and I’m looking forward to watching our Liberty teams return to the fields and courts.
  • This school year, for the first time, every middle and high school student will have access to a Chromebook, ensuring that they have the technology and tools they need to help them succeed. We will continue using iPads at the elementary school.
  • We’ve also focused on increased security and updated our camera system throughout the district. We’ve added a new School Resource Officer and now have an officer for each building, and our new visitor procedures will help keep everyone safer than ever before.
  • We welcomed new staff at our New Teacher Orientation, providing information for our new team members to ensure their success at Liberty.
  • We have beautiful new signs in front of each of our four buildings greeting students, staff, and the Liberty community.

    Our focus in the district remains constant. We believe all children can learn. We care about each and every student, and we aim to show it by providing our best efforts as teachers, administrators, mentors and advocates to our entire student population.

With Liberty Pride,

Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore
Superintendent of Schools

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Sports Roundup (Week of September 1)

Tuesday, September 3

Girls Soccer

Liberty @ Sullivan West
Liberty 3 SW 2

Liberty goals: Ally Roth (2), Brooke Nichols
Liberty Assists: Sydneigh Fleischmnan 3
Liberty keeper: Jennifer Reyes 2 saves

Our defensive chemistry is building as we bring in new defensive players this season. Sullivan West was a tough opponent, but we were able to keep our organization through hard work. Overall, our success will build as we learn to work together as a team with the new players we brought on board this season.- Coach Ramos

Team record: 1 – 0 – 0 overall

Wednesday, September 4

Girls Tennis

Minisink Valley @ Liberty

No information supplied by coach.

Friday, September 6

Girls Soccer

Fallsburg @ Liberty
Liberty 9 Fallsburg 0

Liberty Goal Keeper Jennifer Reyes 1 save
Liberty goals:  Sydneigh Fleishman (2), Ally Roth (2), Ana Barragan, Kassidy DeGroat,  Nichole Connal, Brooke Nichols, Cheselyn Hanofee,
Team chemistry is building as we begin our season with two wins against local teams. Today’s victory was important as it was a league match.  [Liberty Coach – Anne Ramos]
Team Records
Liberty 2-0-0 overall, 1-0-0 league
Fallsburg 0-1-0 overall,  0-1–0 league

Volleyball

Port Jervis @ Liberty

No information supplied by coach.

Saturday, September 7

Football

Rondout Valley @ Liberty

No information supplied by coach.

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